Many health professionals have little to no experience with cannabis therapeutics and are not able to guide people on this subject. So Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.
New scientific data shows that CBD interacts directly with the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in ways that are therapeutically relevant while modulating the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD lowers the ceiling on the ability of THC and endogenous cannabinoids to stimulate CB1. Cannabidiol is a profound mood-altering substance, even if it may not have a “high”.
Kevin McKernan on sequencing the cannabis genome and its implications for the cannabis industry and “personalized medicine.”
Project CBD science advisor Jahan Marcu, PhD, reports on the hidden dangers of propylene glycol and vape pens that smolder.
Industrial hemp oil marketers tried to put a positive spin on the FDA’s recent slap-down of companies that claim CBD products are legal in all 50 states. In late February and early March, the FDA sent warning letters to 11 companies.
A groundbreaking study has documented the superior properties of whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract as compared to synthetic, single-molecule CBD. The article challenges one of the sacred cows of Big Pharma — the notion that botanicals are less effective than single-molecule compounds.
Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions.
By defining cannabinoids as drugs that work at the CB1 and CB2 receptors (the canonical cannabinoid receptors concentrated in the central and peripheral nervous system), researchers may be overlooking beneficial compounds in cannabis that work by other mechanisms.
Millions of Americans now have access to medical marijuana. When it comes to cancer treatment, beyond helping with the nausea of chemotherapy, there is strong scientific evidence of a deeper benefit of using cannabis with conventional therapies.
O’Shaughnessy’s looked at a total of 19 cannabis oil samples from 13 popular cartridge brands and did a side-by-side lab-based comparison. Regarding THC levels, AbsoluteXtracts and Pure Cure topped the chart in potency.